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Your $10 donation can feed a fellow Iowan in need for more than a week.


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Food Bank of Iowa fights hunger so no Iowan has to struggle to find food. We’re here to help when you need us. And we appreciate your help, whether it’s through donations of time, money or food.

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All proceeds benefit Food Bank of Iowa’s work to end hunger in Iowa!

July 31, 2022
Cowles Commons | 221 Walnut St., Des Moines
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Hunger Can Happen to Anyone

Hunger can happen to anyone, including you. And it hits closer to home than you might imagine. It impacts Iowans of all ages across the state. Including hardworking people with jobs who can’t afford food at the end of the month. Or those who are dealing with job loss, medical expenses or living on a fixed income. Learn more about the Iowans we help.

Who We Help

Our Impact

There isn’t a one-time solution for ending hunger. It’s an ongoing challenge to make sure no one goes hungry in Iowa. We partner with 700 agencies in 55 counties to distribute 1.5 million pounds of food each month.


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June 28, 2022

‘Is It Cake?’ winner to emcee Food Bank of Iowa’s state fair cooking competition; entry deadline July 1

DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines native and Sugar Freakshow bakery owner Andrew Fuller will join Food Bank of Iowa…

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May 12, 2022

Entry deadline approaching for ‘Chopped – Hot Dish Edition’

Food Bank of Iowa is proud to once again partner with the Iowa State Fair and Nationwide for…

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May 11, 2022

Shamar shares gratitude 

Shamar has been part of our community her whole life, so she was very familiar with Food Bank of…

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Partner with us

Feeding Iowans in need is a monumental task. Through partnerships with 700 agencies in 55 counties, we ensure our neighbors have access to enough nutritious food. Learn more about becoming a partner agency or program partner.

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In Iowa, 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 8 children face hunger. Like Ka’Meka, a working mom of three who lost her job during the pandemic. Or Willa, a disabled veteran who takes care of her grandchildren. With assistance from our network of partner agencies, we’re ensuring our neighbors won’t go hungry. Read more about Iowans we’ve helped and share your own story with us.

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